The Russian Embassy today marked the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory against Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) in 1941-1945 when about 27 million Russian citizens gave their lives fighting fascist forces.
Every year on May 9, Russia celebrates one of its main holidays – Victory Day to honour these heroes and counter any false glorification of Nazism.
Several years ago, Russian youth associations organised a commemorative parade called the Immortal Regiment which has now become a large-scale event observed by people all over the world.
At the embassy yesterday, Russian Ambassador Dmitry Tsvetkov and some 200 Russian nationals, including embassy staff, teachers and students, took part in this year’s parade.
Secretaries of state Ouch Borith and Neang Phat, from the Foreign Affairs and Defence ministries respectively, were also present at the event along with representatives of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia.